Every now and then we have a tip just for the visually impaired readers of Fred's Head. This is one such tip.
Have you noticed that your monitor looks blurry? I mean more blurry than normal. Is it as bright as it used to be? You may be able to fix this problem by degaussing it. Do you know what degaussing is?
Degaussing is the process of clearing your computer monitor of any electromagnetic build up that may have accumulated on the screen over a period of time. When necessary, degaussing can sometimes improve the picture quality of your monitor.
There's a couple of ways to get this job done. First, try just turning the monitor off and then turn it back on right away. Most of the newer monitors will degauss themselves each time they are powered on. You should hear a sound when this happens and if you don't, your particular monitor may not do it on its own.
If that's the case, find the Menu button on the front of your monitor and navigate to the Degauss choice. Select that and you should hear your monitor make the correct noise. Your screen may show a brief burst of colors, but once it goes away, your monitor will be back to normal.
Keep in mind that LCD monitors don't need to be degaussed because they don't deal with magnetic fields. All others should be done on a regular basis to keep them at their best performance levels.